USS Charlotte (SSN-766)
|Namesake:||The City of Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Awarded:||6 February 1987|
|Builder:||Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company|
|Laid down:||17 August 1990|
|Launched:||3 October 1992|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Mary McCormack|
|Commissioned:||16 September 1994|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Los Angeles-class submarine|
|Length:||110.3 m (361 ft 11 in)|
|Beam:||10 m (32 ft 10 in)|
|Draft:||9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)|
|Propulsion:||S6G nuclear reactor|
|Complement:||12 officers, 98 men|
USS Charlotte (SSN-766), a Los Angeles-class submarine, is the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named for Charlotte, North Carolina. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on 6 February 1987 and her keel was laid down on 17 August 1990. Sponsored by Mrs. Mary McComack, she was launched on 3 October 1992 and commissioned on 16 September 1994.
On 29 November 2005, Charlotte arrived in Norfolk, Virginia, having taken the northern route from Pearl Harbor, under the Arctic ice cap. Along the way, she surfaced at the North Pole through 61 inches of ice, a record for a Los Angeles-class submarine.
Charlotte has completed a total of five Western Pacific deployments and one Eastern Pacific deployment.
- (3) Meritorious Unit Commendation
- (2) Battle "E"
- (2) Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation
- (2) Navy Unit Commendation
- (1) Engineering "E"
Charlotte in Fiction
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- Dave Ozeck, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs. "USS Charlotte Achieves Milestone During Under-Ice Transit". Retrieved 2007-10-25.
- Cynthia Clark (25 October 2007). "USS Charlotte Returns to Pearl Harbor".
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